Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

Pakistan's religious madrasas schools are on the rise

International Crisis Group for – WNN Learning! (WNN/ICG) ISLAMABAD/BRUSSELS: To combat religious extremism and sectarian violence, Pakistan must reform its education sector by boosting resources to public schools and updating the school curriculum to improve quality and remove divisive and discriminatory narratives. Long underfunded, Pakistan’s system of public education has been further devastated by militant […]

She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

Express Tribune – Monday, 17 March 2014 (originally published 10 Mar) ISLAMABAD: As women carve out a place within a terrain long inured to men, there are leaps to celebrate and bounds yet made. In marking International Women’s Day, the Nomad Art Gallery paid tribute to six women whose resolve, intellect and courage has shaped […]

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

Correspondent – Express Tribune – Tuesday, 18 February 2014 (originally published 14 Feb) ISLAMABAD:Renowned poet Kishwar Naheed has urged both print and electronic media to play a responsible role while highlighting women issues. She was speaking at the launch of the Pakistan Women Media Complaint Cell (PWMCC) on Thursday. The PWMCC is a joint effort […]

[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

Amy Fallon – IPS – Tuesday, 14 January 2014 (originally published 09 Jan) CHILANGA, Zambia, Jan 9 2014 (IPS) – There are thousands of miles between Chanyanya Rural Health Clinic, a basic medical centre in Zambia’s rural Kafue District with no resident doctors despite being the main centre for nearly 12,000 people, and the New […]

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

Correspondent – Express Tribune –  Wednesday, 30 October 2013 (originally published 26 Oct) FAISALABAD:“The role of women in promoting modern agricultural practices can tackle food insecurity and malnutrition affecting 58 per cent of the country’s population,” University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan said on Friday. He was speaking at a seminar, Improving […]

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

Kerri MacDonald – New York Times – Wednesday, 23 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) A woman crouches in a doorway, hay at her sandaled feet and a cow to her left. She looks ahead, a pained stare on her face. This is where she lives, for now. “She’s not allowed to go back in […]

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